Jan. 26: Being a Peacemaker

Maryknoll Father James Keller, the founder of The Christophers, encouraged everyone he met to be a Christopher—a Christ-bearer—in the truest sense of the word.  One of his suggestions for doing that involved being a peacemaker.

Father Keller once wrote, “You can do more than you think to bring to all men that precious peace for which the human heart yearns.  Almighty God has placed in your hand a share of His peace.  He expects you to keep a bit of it for yourself.  But the rest of it is intended for everybody.  And according to His divine plan, He sends that peace to others through you and millions of others like you.  But no angel will come down from heaven and point the way for you.  God leaves it up to you to discover for yourself how and where you will deliver or transmit that peace the world needs so much today.”

Father Keller concludes, “Here then is the sublime commission that has been given to each of us: to take Christ’s peace into our hearts and our homes, so that it will radiate from there to every part of the world.”

A harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.  (James 3:18)

Make me a peacemaker, Prince of Peace.

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